foodie fridays: peach-rosemary bourbon sparkler
Is it me, or did this week feel like it took (said in The Sandlot voice), “F-O-R-E-V-E-R.”
Maybe it’s because we all know Labor Day weekend is five minutes away? Okay, more like next weekend, but still.
Or, maybe it’s all the back to school craziness? I have a few friends who are teachers and God bless them, I feel like they are running around with their heads cut off. I say I could “be a teacher”, but we all know I shouldn’t teach children. I imagine my classroom would resemble that of a scene from Bad Teacher staring Cameron Diaz. Lord help our youth if I am ever in charge of their “learnings.”
Or, maybe it’s just one of those weeks when you wake up on a Monday morning and immediately know that the world is super cranky and you’re in for the long haul. Does the universe get together in a committee and decide which weeks are going to be unbearable? If yes, how does one get on said committee? Do you have to have a certain punch puppy tolerance?
Anyways, TGIF, my friends! We made it. Let’s sit back, relax, and enjoy some giggle juice. Of course, not just any giggle juice, you know that I am obsessed with bourbon. With it being peach season, I decided to combine the two in a summer’s not quite over cocktail. Blend some peaches with rosemary simple syrup, and bourbon. Pour into a few glasses and fill the rest with champagne, you’ll forget all about this week.
Cheers to the weekend!
Peach-Rosemary Bourbon Sparkler
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 rosemary sprigs (plus more for garnish)
5 large peaches, sliced
1/3 cup bourbon
In a small saucepan, add water, sugar, and rosemary sprigs. Bring to a simmer and stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat to cool
In a blender, add peach slices, bourbon and simple syrup. Blend and then pour into four glasses filling only halfway up. Pour champagne into the glass filling it to the top and serve with rosemary sprig for garnish.
barely adapted from Cooking LightAll images and text ©
Woohoo for Fridays! I’m seriously ready for some cocktails this evening and this looks right up my street. Love the peach/rosemary combo.
Thanks, my dear! I am so pumped it’s Friday, too. Have a great weekend!
I’m so happy it’s Friday because I haven’t gotten a lot of sleep and I want to play catch up this weekend!
Can I have this drink for breakfast? Pretty pretty please……
OF COURSE! Better make it two:)
I thought you might like this drink! Cheers, Brenda!
Hmm…too soon to get started with one of these now?!?
NEVER! Have a great weekend, friend!
I’m loving the sound of this!
I’ll pour you one! Thanks, Jennifer!
You know I can never have enough bourbon. Or peaches. TGIF indeed! Thanks Lauren!!!
LOL!! I like your style! Thanks, Liz!
Sooo, I may or may not be about to pop (a baby out). To say I am looking forward to enjoying the occasional nice cocktail would be accurate. I have added this one to my celebratory-drinks list (yes, I have one of those 🙂 ).
Yay!! Trust me, it will be worth the wait:) Thanks, Jessica!
It has been a long week here too, so this would be a perfect end to the week!
Well, let’s cheers together! Have a great weekend, Matt!
Looks delicious! Also those have got to be the most beautiful looking peaches ever!
It’s been stifling hot here, I really could use one (or two) of these!
Bourbon makes my cheeks get all hot and bothered, good thing. Champagne makes me happy, good thing. Peaches, well peaches are obviously a good thing. Peach Rosemary Bourbon Sparklers, a very, very good thing. Cheers to the weekend!
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What a fantastic flavor combination! Definitely putting it on my cocktail list to try!!
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Thursday is the new Friday, right? So I should totally imbibe with one of these today.
Whoa. What a gorgeous drink!